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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Santa Barbara to Burbank. Traveling by train from Santa Barbara to Burbank usually takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in 2 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Fastest train2h 7m
Lowest price$24.35
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Santa Barbara, CA to Burbank, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Judith

October 9, 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Pros: simple and direct - really quite uncomplicated. Used to drive - driving always represented the easiest, most convenient way to go. I'm now taking the train once a month back and forth from Santa Barbara to Burbank Airport station. I drive my car from my home in ...

Pros: simple and direct - really quite uncomplicated. Used to drive - driving always represented the easiest, most convenient way to go. I'm now taking the train once a month back and forth from Santa Barbara to Burbank Airport station. I drive my car from my home in Lompoc, park at the station at SB, train to Burbank, uber to a residence in Hollywood Hills - altogether an hour less time than driving. And so much more comfortable now that traffic is so bad. Cons: nothing.

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What is the price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara to Burbank?

In the last month, C$31.09 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara, CA to Burbank, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$4.53 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$37$24$12JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Santa Barbara to Burbank will vary between C$24 and C$34. Planning a train trip to Burbank within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Santa Barbara over the next 7 days is C$33. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Santa Barbara to Burbank by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$34 whenever you decide to board the train to Burbank.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Santa Barbara to Burbank remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Burbank?

2 train services operate from Santa Barbara, California to Burbank, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 30m$26.74
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner32h 11m$33.89
  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 3 train trips from Santa Barbara to Burbank every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $24.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Barbara to Burbank during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Santa Barbara to Burbank?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Burbank is approximately 81 miles, or 130 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 7 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Santa Barbara to Burbank are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Santa Barbara at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Santa Barbara to Burbank?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Santa Barbara to Burbank.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Burbank to Santa Barbara.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Santa Barbara.

Where is the train station in Burbank?

Arrival stations

Burbank has one train station.

Need a return trip from Burbank to Santa Barbara?

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